When it comes to dental appointments, many people wonder if they should brush their teeth before they arrive. The answer is a resounding yes! We always recommend that you brush your teeth, floss and use mouthwash before going to the dentist. Doing so makes our job easier, but it also has several benefits for you. Brushing your teeth quickly with a soft-bristled toothbrush before your appointment helps us to assess your oral health more accurately. There's no harm in brushing your teeth before a dentist appointment, and many people do it to avoid having bad breath at the dentist.
However, if you don't have the opportunity to brush your teeth, don't worry - the dental hygienist will remove anything that you would have cleaned on your own. Before heading to the dentist, make sure to transfer your records from your old dental office to the new one, if appropriate. Additionally, ask any questions you may have about parking, office hours, insurance coverage, etc.